• COP21 / état d’urgence : marche annulée, appels à la désobéissance - Arrêt sur images
    http://www.arretsurimages.net/breves/2015-11-19/COP21-etat-d-urgence-marche-annulee-appels-a-la-desobeissance-id1947
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    Txetx Etcheverry, responsable d’Alternatiba : « On nous confine à un événement bisounours en empêchant clairement les citoyens de faire pression sur les négociations. Interdire la manifestation du 12 décembre qui entend dénoncer un accord dont on sait qu’il ne respectera pas l’objectif de ne pas dépasser de 2°C le réchauffement de la planète est inadmissible. D’autant que nous sommes à plus de trois semaines de l’événement ! On ne va pas se faire museler ni par Daech ni par le gouvernement. »

    #COP21 #attentats_paris


  • D’où viennent les milliards de dollars de l’« État islamique » ? | L’Humanité
    http://www.humanite.fr/dou-viennent-les-milliards-de-dollars-de-l-etat-islamique-589873
    http://img.humanite.fr/sites/default/files/images/39057.HR.jpg

    Grâce aux transactions pétrolières et commerciales, au contrôle des banques, à la fiscalité et aux dons en provenance des pétromonarchies, soit plusieurs milliards de dollars, Daech dispose d’un vaste réseau de ressources lui permettant de financer sa machine étatico-militaire et policière.

    La grande énigme demeure celle de savoir comment circule tout cet argent ? Sans doute pas via des valises bourrées de dollars, de rials saoudiens ou de lires turques. Enfin avec le peu d’empressement mis par la communauté internationale – cela s’est vu au sommet du G20 qui s’est borné à appeler ses membres à « priver les terroristes des financements dont ils dépendent » – l’organisation d’Al Baghdadi a encore de la marge devant elle.

    #attentats #paris #OEI


  • Resilience in Paris - LA Times
    http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-resilience-in-paris-20151113-story.html
    http://www.trbimg.com/img-5646a665/turbine/la-oe-resilience-in-paris-20151113

    Pundits are already calling Friday’s events the French Sept. 11. But the attacks on the World Trade Center were not carried out by Americans, whereas it’s entirely possible that the men who invaded the Bataclan were “homegrown” terrorists. Virtually every recent act of terrorism on French soil, including the 2012 attacks in Toulouse that targeted a Jewish day school, has been carried out by French nationals or long-time French residents.

    What is it about the French air and water, one might well wonder, that gives rise to such extreme discontent? There is no easy answer. France has a larger Muslim population than other European countries. It colonized large swaths of the Maghreb, and relationships between former colonial subjects and former conquerors are always complicated. One problem is the feeling that belonging should be possible, but is in practice out of reach.

    #attentats_paris


  • How and why central Paris shut down its last major refugee camp
    http://www.newstatesman.com/world/europe/2015/10/how-and-why-central-paris-shut-down-its-last-major-refugee-camp
    http://www.newstatesman.com/sites/default/files/styles/thumb_730/public/blogs_2015/10/1019027187.jpg?itok=11EaP8BB

    The evacuation began at 5.30am on Friday 23 October when police entered the grounds and began directing the inhabitants towards the 26 buses waiting to take them to various areas of accommodation in Paris and elsewhere in France. By 9.30am, all roads surrounding the building had been blocked by at least 500 officers wearing full riot protection. One refugee, Ibrahim, discussed his shock at the volume of people exiting the building; despite living there for one month he had no idea this many people were cohabiting inside. [...]
    Despite earlier pledges to the refugees to rehouse them, there were allegedly at least 100 people unhoused by the end of the operation, many of whom I’ve seen sleeping in parks or streets near the Jean-Quarré site. Wherever these people now find themselves, what is clear is that they are not welcome in central Paris – not on this scale, at least.

    #migrants #refugees


  • Portugal : le président impose un gouvernement de droite, mais la gauche se rassemble
    http://www.latribune.fr/economie/union-europeenne/portugal-le-president-impose-un-gouvernement-de-droite-516381.html
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    Le président de la République portugais, Anibal Cavaco Silva, a donc décidé de passer jeudi soir en force. Alors que les leaders des trois formations de gauche (Partis socialiste et communiste et bloc de gauche) majoritaires au parlement lui ont affirmé mardi et mercredi qu’ils étaient « en mesure de former un gouvernement stable », il a finalement décidé de confirmer le premier ministre sortant, Pedro Passos Coelho, à la tête du gouvernement.
    Pour les convaincre de pratiquer cette rupture, le président de la République a joué sur l’Europe. « L’observation des engagements internationaux est décisif et cruciale pour le financement de notre économie et la croissance de l’emploi. Hors de l’euro, le futur du Portugal sera catastrophique », a indiqué Anibal Cavaco Silva qui tente donc de transformer le choix de gouvernement en un choix pour ou contre l’euro. « C’est aux députés de décider en conscience et en prenant en compte les intérêts supérieurs du Portugal, si le gouvernement doit ou ne doit pas assumer pleinement les fonctions que je lui confie », a-t-il indiqué. La stratégie de la droite, appuyée par le président de la République est donc de faire de la motion de censure un vote sur l’euro et l’UE afin de convaincre la portion la plus europhile du PS de s’abstenir.

    #portugal #elections #euro


  • Should we treat mental illness the same as physical illness?
    http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/health/2015/10/should-we-treat-mental-illness-same-physical-illness
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    I have grown uneasy with the pressure to validate mental illness by analogy with the physical. In a truly compassionate society this would not be necessary. We risk turning suffering into an identity, a foregone conclusion, a test of whether one really, really deserves to get help. We risk asking those suffering to conform to a fantasy version of their disorder, in which happiness is weakness and recovery a sham. I understand why we do it, but we risk making mentally ill people feel they have something to prove. They don’t.

    #health #mental_illness


  • Consommation. Dis-moi ce que tu dépenses, je te dirai qui tu es | Courrier international
    http://www.courrierinternational.com/article/consommation-dis-moi-ce-que-tu-depenses-je-te-dirai-qui-tu-es
    http://www.courrierinternational.com/sites/ci_master/files/styles/image_original_320/public/assets/images/infographie_4.jpg?itok=Pu93fwMp

    A quoi consacre-t-on son argent dans les différents pays ? Aux loisirs, à la santé… Une répartition qui conforte les stéréotypes.

    Ouvertement libéral, The Economist fait partie des grandes institutions de la presse britannique. Il émaille ses articles de nombreuses infographies. Celle-ci, publiée sur son site le 14 septembre, montre comment les ménages de différents pays dépensent leur argent et conforte certains clichés qui leur son associés : ce sont les Russes par exemple qui dilapisent le plus leur argent en alcool et tabac, tandis que les Sud-Coréens, réputés studieux, investissent davantage dans l’éducation.

    #infographie #consommation


  • Hors-Série - Des entretiens filmés avec de la vraie critique dedans
    http://www.hors-serie.net/Dans-le-Texte/2015-10-17/Imperium-id117

    Quand Frédéric Lordon publie un article sur son blog d’économiste, La Pompe à phynance, dans l’heure les réseaux sociaux sont en transe : l’article est salué dans des hourras, partagé des centaines de fois, cité comme un nouvel évangile, et la gauche critique s’en repaît jusqu’à réciter certains « lordonismes » par cœur.

    Quand Frédéric Lordon publie un livre de philosophie - car il est philosophe, aussi - on se tient plus coi. Le pavé impressionne. La rigueur pétrifie. L’exigence intellectuelle méduse, inquiète, inhibe... Et beaucoup s’en retournent en ayant renoncé, échouant à trouver dans les pages souvent austères, et presque bilingues français-latin, les joies purement percutantes de ses articles de chroniqueur économico-politique.

    Et pourtant ses livres de philosophie sont l’essentiel : ils livrent à notre époque des outils d’une exceptionnelle robustesse pour identifier ses apories comme ses issues de secours. Ils équipent nos désarrois de concepts roboratifs, nous permettant de prendre enfin notre aliénation par le col, en donnant à notre désir d’émancipation un horizon plus clair. Ils nous arment.

    #philosophie #frederic_lordon


  • Incurable American Excess - NYTimes
    by Roger Cohen
    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/07/opinion/roger-cohen-incurable-american-excess.html?smid=fb-nytimes&smtyp=cur&_r=0

    A few years ago, Americans and Europeans were asked in a Pew Global Attitudes survey what was more important: “freedom to pursue life’s goals without state interference,” or “state guarantees that nobody is in need.” In the United States, 58 percent chose freedom and only 35 percent a state pledge to eradicate neediness. In Britain, the response was the opposite: 55 percent opted for state guarantees and just 38 percent for freedom. On the European Continent — in Germany, France and Spain — those considering state protection as more important than freedom from state interference rose to 62 percent.

    This finding gets to the heart of trans-Atlantic differences. Americans, who dwell in a vast country, sparsely populated by European standards, are hardwired to the notion of individual self-reliance. Europeans, with two 20th-century experiences of cataclysmic societal fracture, are bound to the idea of social solidarity as prudent safeguard and guarantor of human decency. The French see the state as a noble idea and embodiment of citizens’ rights. Americans tend to see the state as a predator on those rights. The French ennoble the dutiful public servant. Americans ennoble the disruptive entrepreneur.

    #usa #france


  • Yanis Varoufakis full transcript: our battle to save Greece
    http://www.newstatesman.com/world-affairs/2015/07/yanis-varoufakis-full-transcript-our-battle-save-greece

    MUST READ! The inside of Eurogroup negotiations, by Varoufakis.

    HL: Is there no alternative power within the group, can the French counter that power?

    YV: Only the French finance minister has made noises that were different from the German line, and those noises were very subtle. You could sense he had to use very judicious language, to be seen not to oppose. And in the final analysis, when Doc Schäuble responded and effectively determined the official line, the French FM in the end would always fold and accept.

    [...]

    HL: Would you be shocked if Tsipras resigned?

    YV: Nothing shocks me these days – our Eurozone is a very inhospitable place for decent people. It wouldn’t shock me either to stay on and accepts a very bad deal. Because I can understand he feels he has an obligation to the people that support him, support us, not to let this country become a failed state.

    But I’m not going to betray my own view, that I honed back in 2010, that this country must stop extending and pretending, we must stop taking on new loans pretending that we’ve solved the problem, when we haven’t; when we have made our debt even less sustainable on condition of further austerity that even further shrinks the economy; and shifts the burden further onto the have nots, creating a humanitarian crisis. It’s something I’m not going to accept. I’m not going to be party to.

    #greece #euro #eurogroup #varoufakis


  • Killing the European Project - The New York Times
    By PAUL KRUGMAN
    http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/?module=BlogMain&action=Click&region=Header&pgtype=Blogs&vers

    ❝Suppose you consider Tsipras an incompetent twerp. Suppose you dearly want to see Syriza out of power. Suppose, even, that you welcome the prospect of pushing those annoying Greeks out of the euro.

    Even if all of that is true, this Eurogroup list of demands is madness.This goes beyond harsh into pure vindictiveness, complete destruction of national sovereignty, and no hope of relief. It is, presumably, meant to be an offer Greece can’t accept; but even so, it’s a grotesque betrayal of everything the European project was supposed to stand for.

    Can anything pull Europe back from the brink? Word is that Mario Draghi is trying to reintroduce some sanity, that Hollande is finally showing a bit of the pushback against German morality-play economics that he so signally failed to supply in the past. But much of the damage has already been done. Who will ever trust Germany’s good intentions after this?

    In a way, the economics have almost become secondary. But still, let’s be clear: what we’ve learned these past couple of weeks is that being a member of the eurozone means that the creditors can destroy your economy if you step out of line. This has no bearing at all on the underlying economics of austerity. It’s as true as ever that imposing harsh austerity without debt relief is a doomed policy no matter how willing the country is to accept suffering. And this in turn means that even a complete Greek capitulation would be a dead end.

    Can Greece pull off a successful exit? Will Germany try to block a recovery? (Sorry, but that’s the kind of thing we must now ask.)

    The European project — a project I have always praised and supported — has just been dealt a terrible, perhaps fatal blow. And whatever you think of Syriza, or Greece, it wasn’t the Greeks who did it

    #greece #european_union #euro #eurogroup


  • Germany won’t spare Greek pain – it has an interest in breaking us | The Guardian
    By YANIS VAROUFAKIS, former Greek finance minister
    http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jul/10/germany-greek-pain-debt-relief-grexit
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    Schäuble is convinced that as things stand, he needs a Grexit to clear the air, one way or another. Suddenly, a permanently unsustainable Greek public debt, without which the risk of Grexit would fade, has acquired a new usefulness for Schauble.

    What do I mean by that? Based on months of negotiation, my conviction is that the German finance minister wants Greece to be pushed out of the single currency to put the fear of God into the French and have them accept his model of a disciplinarian eurozone.


  • A Radical Vatican? - The New Yorker
    By NAOMI KLEIN
    http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/a-visit-to-the-vatican
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    Many have puzzled over how “Laudato Si’ ” can simultaneously be so sweepingly critical of the present and yet so hopeful about the future. The Church’s faith in the power of ideas—and its fearsome capacity to spread information globally—goes a long way toward explaining this tension. People of faith, particularly missionary faiths, believe deeply in something that a lot of secular people aren’t so sure about: that all human beings are capable of profound change. They remain convinced that the right combination of argument, emotion and experience can lead to life-altering transformations. That, after all, is the essence of conversion.

    The most powerful example of this capacity for change may well be Pope Francis’s Vatican. And it is a model not for the Church alone. Because if one of the oldest and most tradition-bound institutions in the world can change its teachings and practices as radically, and as rapidly, as Francis is attempting, then surely all kinds of newer and more elastic institutions can change as well.

    And if that happens—if transformation is as contagious as it seems to be here—well, we might just stand a chance of tackling climate change.

    #vatican #pope_francis #francis